'''Google Inc.''' is an American multinational corporation|multinational technology company
that specializes in Internet
-related services and products. These include online advertising
technologies, Web search engine|search
, cloud computing
, and Computer hardware|hardware
. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page
and Sergey Brin
while they were Doctor of Philosophy|Ph.D.
students at Stanford University
, in California. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares, and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock
. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. An initial public offering
(IPO) took place on August 19, 2004, and Google moved to its new headquarters in Mountain View, California
, nicknamed the Googleplex
. In August 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its various interests as...